jump to content
In the Network: Media Co-op Dominion   Locals: HalifaxTorontoVancouverMontreal

Chile

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/alternc/html/f/ftm/drupal-6.9/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 33.
April 30, 2012 Environment

Chilean Supreme Court Red Lights Goldcorp Mine

Indigenous community leader celebrates ruling, promises continued opposition

September 24, 2010 Foreign Policy

The Roots of Mapuche Resistance

For Indigenous people in Chile, the struggle for life is labeled a terrorist activity

June 2, 2010 Foreign Policy

Underground Diplomacy

Canada’s transnational mining industry implicated in abuses

April 30, 2009 Weblog:

Indigenous Community Leaders Confront Barrick Gold in Toronto

IMG_1686.JPG

On April 29th, as Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold held its annual general meeting inside Toronto's Metro Convention Centre, a colourful protest took place across the street.

Indigenous leaders from Diaguita territory in Chile, affected by Barrick's upcoming Pascua Lama mega-project, and from Ipili territory in Papua New Guinea, were permitted to address the AGM as proxy shareholders.

While the company recognized that there have been "some deaths" around the mine in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, Barrick vehemently denied any link to or responsibility for the documented extrajudicial killings, harassment by company security forces, or - more recently - the grave human rights violations currently continuing under a State of Emergency in Porgera.

A national newspaper in Papua New Guinea ran a
front page story on April 30th about security forces burning the homes of several hundred landowners living around the mine. Community activists involved with the Porgera Landowners' Association estimated that the number of torched homes has reached between 500-600 as of April 30th.

Protest Barrick, an activist network that has been working to link affected communities and raise awareness about the issues they are facing, has organized a speaking tour in southern Ontario and Montreal over the next two weeks, with the participation of affected community leaders.

» continue reading "Indigenous Community Leaders Confront Barrick Gold in Toronto"

» view more photos in"Indigenous Community Leaders Confront Barrick Gold in Toronto"

Mirage of El Dorado - trailer

Mirage of El Dorado, the new film by Martin Frigon, takes us high into the Andes of northern Chile where Canadian-owned Barrick Gold, the biggest gold producer in the world, is set to move glaciers if necessary to get at the mineral riches beneath.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by Martin Frigon
July 18, 2007 Weblog:

Canadian Prime Minister enters Barrick’s Offices through the Back Door

Citizens protest the meeting of Canadian Prime Minister and Barrick

Two hours late and in the presence of a huge security entourage that included guards, police and special forces, Stephen Harper arrived at the offices of Barrick Gold and entered through the parking area, in order to avoid the peoples’ protest that started at 8:00 am at the entrance to the building.

» continue reading "Canadian Prime Minister enters Barrick’s Offices through the Back Door"

July 6, 2006 Business

The Gold Standard

Pascua-Lama_fp.jpgChileans worry the Pascua Lama mine will pollute their water and destroy their way of life. Rob Maguire learns that Canada is involved.

Chileans fight to protect their environment from Canada's Barrick Gold

March 20, 2005 Accounts

Textbook Treatment

chile_mural_fp.jpg 15 years after Pinochet, Carey Jernigan looks at the effects of state-sponsored violence on Chilean society.

State-Sponsored Violence in Pinochet's Chile

July 21, 2004 Features

Canada, Empire

Humanitarianism, peacekeeping, and other myths

Humanitarianism, peacekeeping, and other myths

Advertisement

Places

Want to receive an email notice when a new issue is online? Click here

The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

»Where to buy the Dominion

User login